Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Wednesday he had held several discussions with National Hockey League teams about his first-round pick in the 2022 draft, the seventh overall.
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This is what he said during a press briefing organized the day before the presentation of the first round of the amateur auction at the Bell Center.
The Ottawa training therefore does not exclude anything, it which relies on several young players within its workforce. Furthermore, Dorion said that if a Russian hockey player is available and sufficiently attractive to him, his group will assess the situation at the right time.
Thursday, the Montreal Canadiens must decide first, followed in order by the New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes, Seattle Kraken, Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets.